Chinese Language Programs Network

Asia Society's Confucius Classrooms are a national network of exemplary Chinese language programs selected through a competitive application process. The network currently comprises more than 35,000 students studying Chinese in more than 100 elementary, middle, and high schools located in 27 states and the District of Columbia.

These schools all have a strong commitment to making their Chinese program a core part of a larger mission to help students become globally competent. These schools not only have effective Chinese language instruction, but also strong local leadership and support, and a demonstrated commitment to international exchange and collaboration. As Confucius Classrooms, they act as resource centers for other schools in the region.

Each Confucius Classroom is linked with a partner school in China to enhance opportunities for language learning and provide students, teachers, and administrators with opportunities to conduct exchanges and joint projects.

Asia Society designed the selection process for the 100 American schools, assisted them in creating linkages with schools in China, organizes a Leaders Summit for school administrators, convenes an annual meeting in conjunction with the National Chinese Language Conference, provides ongoing support through email newsletters and professional development opportunities for teachers, and collects data to assess progress.

The Confucius Classrooms serve as model sites for developing the field of Chinese language teaching in American schools.

This project has been established with the support of an Expert Advisory Committee and in partnership with Hanban, the Chinese government agency spearheading the establishment of Chinese language programs overseas.

Map of Our Partner Schools

AZ Catalina Foothills High School

AZ International School of Tucson

AZ Tucson High Magnet School

CA Ambassador School of Global Education

CA Redding School of the Arts

CA Semillas Community Schools

CO Global Village Academy

CT Center for Global Studies

CT Glastonbury Public Schools

CT Greenwich High School

CT Newtown High School

CT Simsbury Public Schools

CT Sunset Ridge Elementary Academy for Arts and World Languages

CT West Hartford public Schools

DC Creative Minds for International Public Charter School

DC Washington International School

FL Charlotte County Public Schools

FL Safety Harbor Middle School

IA Kennedy High School

IL Consolidated School District 158

IL Lake Forest School Districts 67 & 115

KY Fayette County Public Schools

KY Louisville Collegiate School

MA Boston Renaissance Charter Public School

MA Jonas Clarke Middle School

MA Medfield Public Schools

MA Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School

MA Wood Hill Middle School - Andover Public Schools

ME Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School

MI Forest Hill Public Schools

MI Oxford Community Schools

MI The Roeper School

NC Union County Public Schools

NJ Englewood Public Schools

NJ Lawrence High School

NJ Peddie School

NJ Piscataway High School

NJ Princeton High School 

NJ The Pingry School

NJ Wardlaw-Hartridge School

NJ West Orange Public Schools

NV Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain

NV Clark County School District

NY East-West School of International Studies

NY Edward Bleeker JHS 185

NY Global Learning Collaborative

NY Half Hollow Hills Central School District

NY Herricks Public Schools

NY Jericho Public Schools

NY LREI (Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School)

NY Massapequa School District

NY Medgar Evers College Preparatory School

NY Nichols School

NY Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES

NY Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District

NY Ramapo Central School District

NY The Dalton School

NY The Hackley School

NY Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex Board of Cooperative Educational Services

OH Brooklyn City School District

OH Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools

OH Columbus School for Girls

OH Gahanna-Jefferson School District

OH Winton Woods School District

OK Booker T. Washington High School 

OK Heritage Hall

PA Academy at Palumbo High School

PA Central High School

PA Philadelphia High School for Girls

PA Sewickley Academy

PA The Hill School

TX Anderson High School

TX Houston Academy for International Studies

TX International High School at Sharpstown

TX International School of the Americas

TX Kolter Elementary

TX Murchinson Middle School

TX Ysleta Independent School District

UT Renaissance Academy

UT Syracuse Junior High School

UT West High School

VA Collegiate School

VA George Mason High School, Falls Church City Public School

VA Tallwood High School

VT Arlington Memorial High School—Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union

WA Beacon Hill International School

WA Dearborn Park International School

WA Peninsula School District

WA Sammamish High School

WA Tyee Middle School

WI Kettle Moraine High School

WI Oconomowoc Area School District

WI School District of Janesville

WI University School of Milwaukee

WV North Elementary

WY Natrona County High School

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